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Avoiding false hope for the New Year

This is the time of year, after the Christmas and New Year's breaks, that we gird up our loins, make all kinds of resolutions, face the facts of January with its bills and reality, and start on another year's journey.

January 21, 2016 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Hot Topics


5 planets to appear together for 1st time in 11 years

For the first time in a more than a decade, all five of the visible planets will be making an appearance together.

January 20, 2016 | Natalie Crofts KSL.com | Hot Topics


Why I refuse to have a bucket list

A few years ago I volunteered as a guide at a prominent cultural history site in upstate New York. My assignment positioned me at 4 historically significant locations where I shared background information, historical facts and personal implications about each site with visitors from all over the world. I served at these sites for a year and a half and developed a great love, respect and reverence for these places and the events that transpired there.

January 17, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Hot Topics


17 savings accounts...and why I need them all

The dreaded bank statement: were we overdrawn? How much did the bank charge us to cover the shortage? Or did we make it to the end of the month with a few dollars still residing in our account?

January 16, 2016 | Jana Parkin FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Design trends to watch for in 2016

We love the fresh start, potential and possibilities that a new year brings. There is an impulse for change and embracing something new.

January 16, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Are you a student or a victim?

I was perusing through a blog the other day and came upon something interesting. This blogger was radically changing their family way of life because of all the bad things that had happened to them over the years.

January 13, 2016 | David Simonsen FamilyShare | Hot Topics


8 genius ways to clean your kids' toys

Stuffed animal best friends certainly take a beating. They are taken everywhere -- soccer games in the rain, sleepovers at Grandma’s, neighborhood pancake breakfasts and every birthday party in the foreseeable future. Plastic toys also get chewed on, sucked on, rubbed in dirt and placed in other deliciously germy situations. Luckily, there are ways to clean those toys and get them looking as good as new (or at least as clean as new).

January 12, 2016 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Book review: 'The Mariposa Hotel' offers trio of resort romances

"THE MARIPOSA HOTEL: A Tangerine Street Romance, Book 3," by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson and Heather B. Moore, Mirror Press, e-book $4.99, 167 pages

January 12, 2016 | Melissa DeMoux Deseret News | Hot Topics


What to do when you want to quit life

A lack of motivation is really difficult to overcome. Some days I just want to go back to bed and quit everything. But this is what I have found to help me get through those bleak and hopeless moments:

January 11, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Celebrating your age milestones

Our society doesn’t seem to celebrate aging. In fact, as actor Francis McDormand recently shared, society doesn’t want to grow up at all.

January 11, 2016 | Connie Sokol KSL.com | Hot Topics


‘Social butterfly’ teens healthier in key areas than homebody counterparts, study says

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — If your teen spends most of his or her free time with friends, don’t fret: A new study reveals that a healthy social life contributes to overall physical and mental health in adolescence.

January 10, 2016 | Jessica Ivins KSL.com | Hot Topics


Book review: 'The Caregiver's Journey' offers practical, compassionate advice

"THE CAREGIVER'S JOURNEY: Compassionate and Informed Care for a Loved One,” by Todd F. Cope, Plain Sight Publishing, $11.99, 128 pages (nf)

January 10, 2016 | Rosemarie Howard Deseret News | Hot Topics


6 easy ways to actually keep your New Year's resolutions

New year, new you? How about new year, better you? Here's how to achieve that.

January 07, 2016 | Kelsi Jones FamilyShare | Hot Topics


5 ways to love your body in 2016

It’s time for New Year’s resolutions — those promises we make to ourselves based on good intentions, often made after eating a few more Christmas cookies than we intended. The most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. For a lot of Americans, that's a great idea. But all too often, the problem isn't with our weight.

January 06, 2016 | Rebecca Watson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Why you should be grateful for these 7 crappy things that come with age

When life gets difficult, it may seem easier said than done to keep an attitude of gratitude. But when we try, things may just seem a bit brighter throughout all of the chaos.

January 05, 2016 | Kelsi Jones FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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The 6 emotional stages of waking up on a Saturday morning we all can relate to

The daily grind can grind so much there's often not much left for the weekend: all we can do is get off the meat ...

February 12, 2016 | Burkley Rudd FamilyShare | Hot Topics


10 crazy futuristic inventions that we already have today

It's 2016, and while we may not be driving flying cars, we're seeing lots of new technology that we didn't see 10 ...

February 12, 2016 | Jenna Koford FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Can we go from snow sliding into World War III?

Right about now, there are parts of the nation and the world that are sick of winter snow and ready to move on to spring.

February 12, 2016 | Sherry Young Deseret News | Hot Topics


Your childhood may affect how much you eat today

Many people turn to food when they're feeling stressed, tired, or even bored, according to the Mayo Clinic, but now researchers have discovered another ...

February 10, 2016 | Allison Pond Deseret News | Hot Topics


Charitable giving is up, especially online giving

Americans gave more than $18.2 billion to charity in 2015, a 1.6 percent increase over 2014 that reflects the strengthening economy, according to ...

February 10, 2016 | Allison Pond Deseret News | Hot Topics


11 indisputable signs you watch too much TV

Thanks to inventions like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, now we have thousands of great TV shows at our fingertips. But that also means we ...

February 09, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Hot Topics


10 things to remember when you doubt God

There are a considerable amount of American believers who have doubted their faith during their lives.

February 08, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


To the girl without a Valentine

To the girl without a Valentine, please remember these important things:

February 08, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Tangy orange shrimp dish that's quickly put together

Seafood is one of my favorite dishes. I was born in San Diego, and I love all types of ocean fish and seafood. Shrimp is ...

February 04, 2016 | Brenda Stanley Deseret News | Hot Topics


What NOT to say when someone's heart is breaking

We’ve all been there. We’ve just confided that our heart is broken. We’ve laid our souls out on the corner café table ...

January 31, 2016 | Rebecca Watson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Contractor explains why it’s worth it to hire an architect

Jeremy Jackson knows his way around a home design project.

January 26, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Author Ally Carter shares inspiration for Embassy Row series

Anyone planning on kidnapping author Ally Carter can bet she won't make it easy for him or her.

January 25, 2016 | Hikari Loftus Deseret News | Hot Topics


9 sure ways to never get hurt

If you never want to feel hurt or heartbroken ever again, simply do these suggestions:

January 25, 2016 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Hot Topics


6 emotional stages of waking up on a Monday morning

Business executives and stay-at-home parents alike -- we all hate Mondays. And we all experience a routine cycle of emotions after waking up on a Monday ...

January 24, 2016 | Kelsey Down FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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